Make your coffee ritual peaceful for you and the planet

french press coffee

57Drinking coffee and tea at home is a major part of the daily routine for millions of people worldwide. That means, lots of possible wins for the environment if we all did a few, easy tweaks.

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41. Save orangutans by avoiding palm oil

orangutan mother and baby

Palm oil is an ingredient found in approximately 50 percent of products in the supermarket. Avoiding it entirely isn’t easy, but being aware of the problem and avoiding it when possible is a good start.

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33. Cook food from scratch

Fresh vegetables

Ready-made prepackaged food is convenient, and sometimes it can be a total lifesaver. But making food from scratch is a great way to minimise plastic packaging, and have more control over what goes into your body.

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21. Have a disposable free day

Girl with coffee thermos

A takeout coffee on the way to work, a bottle of water with lunch, and groceries in a plastic bag on the way home. It’s so easy to accumulate these daily disposable items, but it’s also so easy to live without them and create a cleaner world by doing so.

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14. Kick that nicotine habit

We all know that smoking is bad for us. Ageing skin, yellow teeth, respiratory problems and cancer. But did you know that tobacco plantations also contribute to deforestation? It’s a lose-lose situation.

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